HD Membranes and Bisphenol A (BPA) Blood Levels

BPA, an ingredient in many plastics and resins, can build up in the bodies of people with kidney failure. Studies suggest that BPA may be linked with kidney and heart damage. Compared to BPA-free polynephron dialyzers, patients dialyzed using conventional polysulfone dialyzers had higher blood levels of BPA, and higher markers of oxidative stress and inflammation.

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